In his third book, Sonnets for Saharan Nights, G.W.
Down sets up a fictional story of unrequited love. He plays with the
sonnet form in a variety of ways, all of which provided a welcome
challenge for him, but none of which impedes a 21st
century reader's ability to enjoy the poems individually, as well as
to follow the arc of the narrative. Timeless love is the theme, and
timeless writing is the goal. Check.